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Shady Pines Cottage - Cozy 2 Bedrm Cottage, 1 block from Lake Michigan

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Shady Pines Cottage offers a charming two bedroom cottage tucked into the woods and within walking distance to Douglas Beach. The tasteful furnishings provide a comfortable accommodation for a party of one to six. Enjoy wooded views from most rooms or take a short stroll to enjoy the spectacular views and breathtaking sunsets over Lake Michigan. Relax, unwind and spend a lazy afternoon on the screened-in porch with a book or enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The sun, sand, waves, fun and relaxation of pristine Douglas Beach are a few steps away. Downtown Saugatuck and Douglas, the heart of Michigan's Art Coast, are a short bike ride or drive away if you prefer to spend time exploring the many boutiques, fine dining and casual restaurants, shops, galleries, bike paths, parks, public beaches and marinas.

Keywords: cottage, lake, beach, woods

More Details

Owner
Shady Pines Cottage
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

Why Shady Pines Cottage chose Michigan

While visiting the Douglas and Saugatuck area in the late summer of 2010, friends John, Judy and Greg were driving around checking out the area and specifically this fantastic neighborhood. We weren't really looking to tour any homes, but rather get a sense of the area. However, when we happened upon this cute cottage with the fantastic pine shutters, we were all immediately drawn it. The stars were in alignment and we toured the home the following day and were smitten. While much of the cottage retains it's original 1960's charm, tasteful updates have been made where needed and we welcome your suggestions to make Shady Pines Cottage an even more enjoyable and pleasant place to stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Simply put - location, location, location! Shady Pines Cottage is located only steps away from pristine Douglas Beach and a short bike ride or drive from world-class Oval Beach. Regardless of what we are doing, walking over to the beach to enjoy the sunset is a must. Also, waking up to the birds chirping or simply enjoying the tranquility of the woods, including deer and fox walking through the front yard, is a nice respite from city living. Being able to leave your car parked and bike or walk around is a great feeling.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Douglas in Allegan County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , twin bed converts to king sized bed, available by request
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed , located in living room
  • King size beds (1) pop-up trundle bed in kids room can be converted to king-sized bed, upon request, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Large screened porch. Children's high chair and pack 'n play available upon request. Ask about available concierge services from The Cottage Concierge (personal shopper, personal chef, picnic baskets, catering, other upon request).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Shady Pines Cottage - Cozy 2 Bedrm Cottage, 1 block from Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Cute little cottage. So peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach, shopping, and heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to return to Shady Pines Cottage this Summer and enjoy a glorious week at the lakeshore. You and your family are welcome back anytime!
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5

Picture perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation thanks to the Shady Pines cottage. It is so well kept! We enjoyed our evenings and mornings sitting on the front porch. Kitchen is exactly what we needed for our family meals. We brought our bikes and went to the beach every day. It was a perfect family vacation. Thank you for making it so special!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a week stay and we're already talking about going back! The cottage was in perfect condition- well stocked and well labeled (we LOVED that!!). The owners definitely take care of this property and the decor and furniture are up to date and CLEAN! Our family loved spending the days in Saugatuck, Douglas, South Haven, and Holland. Each afternoon we packed up and headed to the beach (the beach was a little bit of a walk but worth it!) and after watching the beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets each evening we loved sitting on the screened in porch!! There is no washer and dryer (which the owner informed me of before my arrival) so we just had to be sure to pack enough change of clothes for our family! As said in the other reviews, the kitchen is well stocked if you choose to cook in (but don't miss out on the wonderful restaurants the towns have to offer). They also had games and puzzles and books for indoor family entertainment. We look forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a good time and that you were pleased with your stay at our home. We are constantly updating the property, so we look forward to you returning and discovering what may have changed since your last visit.
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5

Well stocked great place

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts and great place, very well stocked with everything you need for a nice get away.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Girls' Weekend Getaway 2015

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our girls' getaway! Great location; close to the beach. Quiet location & friendly neighborhood. Close to downtown Douglas & Saugatuck. We can't wait to start planning next year's trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Quiet neighborhood with 5min. walk to public beach. Lovely screened porch. Well-stocked kitchen supplies. Decor is dated & needs painting.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a good time at Shady Pines and thank you for the feedback. We're always looking for ways to improve the cottage and will look into freshening up the paint and decor in the Spring of 2015. Thanks!
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
West Michigan Regional - Holland (Tulip City)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Lake Express - Muskegon; SS Badger - Ludington
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearbrook Golf Club or Ravines Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-196
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Everyday People Cafe
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
The Saugatuck Dunes State Park (cross country)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Douglas Beach
Car: recommended

walking distance to Douglas Beach

From Great Lakes Boating magazine - Saugatuck, Michigan: Saugatuck, known as The Art Coast of Michigan, is nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan. The area includes many attractions that will make your boating adventure exciting long after you disembark. Try touring the Fenn Valley Vineyards and Winery or the Historic Felt Mansion. The Express Yourself Art Barn and the Crane Orchards are popular stops, and foodies will love the fine dining at Distinctive Dining. If you want to lounge by the beach, Oval Beach is the place. Rather partake in something more adventurous? Then check out the dune rides or horseback riding.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Douglas, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer High 17
23 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,640
for 7 nights
£1,640
 
 
Late Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
8 Sep 2017 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£165
£979
£1,806
 
 
Early Summer 18
25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£523
for 2 nights
From
£181
£1,310
 
 
Summer High 18
22 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,723
for 7 nights
£1,723
£6,435
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£165
£1,310
£3,385
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99
Pet Fee £77.99
Damage Deposit £194.97

Full payment plus reservation/security deposit due at signing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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